Following district court actions denying equal parental rights to non-biological parents in same-sex families, the ACLU of Oklahoma had three related appeals before the Oklahoma Supreme Court. ACLU's clients won all three of these in unanimous rulings. In two of three cases, our clients have now been reunited with their children. In the third, Fleming, further litigation has been necessary, which led to a second appeal that deals with our client’s standing to object to an adoption of her child by a new spouse of her ex-partner.
10th Circuit Court of Appeals Reply Brief Filed